Policies and Continuing Education Information

Policies and Continuing Education Information

NPI continuing education and events for 2023-2024

We are pleased to offer a series of continuing education events to stimulate thought and conversation.  From workshops to theatre, film to conferences, NPI aims to provide a range of interesting and  thought-provoking continuing education opportunities for our members, candidates and the community at large..

There are a few things you should know about Continuing Education at Newport Psychoanalytic Institute

We are an equal opportunity organization at all levels and in all ways—in employment, training, and consultation. Every effort will be made to accommodate minority, disadvantaged, and challenged individuals in whatever way possible. Contact us with your needs.

  1. We abide by the Codes of Ethics of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychoanalytic Association and agree to honor in whatever ways possible the ethical codes of the other mental health professions.
  2. All grievances are to be taken up with NPI directly by calling the main office at 714-505-9080.  Your concerns will be forwarded immediately to the President or Dean.  If a disagreement arises then within 30 days a third party suitable to both parties will be sought to mediate.
  3. Enrollment fees, procedures, and refund polices are usually spelled out on the brochures advertising each course and appear below.
  4. Enrollment in Continuing Education courses is generally limited to persons who are licensed in or students in one of the mental health disciplines. Exceptions will be carefully screened for appropriateness by the Director. All courses are in the intermediate to advanced training level for licensed therapists.
  5. Continuing Education courses at the center generally do not use confidential materials however it sometimes may arise in the course of discussion of mental health cases pertaining to the topic at hand. But it is the responsibility of the instructor to introduce confidential matters in a professional and ethical manner and to check to be certain that the situation is appropriate and secured.
  6. In the highly unlikely event that any educational procedure is deemed to be potentially stressful, every attempt to clarify this possibility and to notify participants in advance will be made.
  7. The center generally teaches from a psychoanalytic model that does not include untested, unproven, “breakthrough” types of findings or techniques. Should any unproven, speculative, or innovative findings or techniques be referenced they will be clearly advertised as such.
  8. Please take up any questions with our main office at 714-505-9080 and/or the course facilitator/instructor.


Newport Psychoanalytic Institute does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender/gender identification, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and scholarship programs. In accordance with California and federal law, NPI has a policy of nondiscrimination for persons with disabilities who are otherwise qualified for training.


Unless otherwise noted, pre-registration must be completed 24 hours before the course in order to be eligible for a discount, if offered.

Student Discount

For many of our programs, we offer a significant student discount. Please check individual listings for details.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Registration fee includes a $20 non-refundable administrative charge.

Refund requests will be honored if received 14 days before individually purchased events, or before the first event (when multiple events were purchased together).

NPI reserves the right to cancel any class, and in that event, a full refund is given.

Continuing Education Credit

Statement of Objectives

Continuing Education Programs of the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute are intended to bridge practice gaps in the professional knowledge of attendees by exploring new and recent developments in research, theory, technique and clinical knowledge and by offering opportunities for review of essential psychoanalytic knowledge. These continuing education activities are presented in a variety of formats such as scientific papers, clinical workshops, lectures and discussion groups and are designed to increase the professional competence of mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, marriage & family therapists, licensed educational psychologists, licensed professional clinical counselors, registered nurses and those in training in these disciplines, as well as academics in mental health and non-mental health fields.

Newport Psychoanalytic Institute maintains responsibility for  all NPI sponsored events, programs, and content.

Full attendance is required to receive credit; partial credit may not be awarded based on APA guidelines. Make up will be required for all missed sessions in order to receive full credit.

The maximum number of CME/CE credits for each learning activity is listed on the individual course page.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of these continuing education programs have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.


The Newport Psychoanalytic Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPI maintains responsibility for our programs and content. Full attendance is required for psychologists to receive credit; partial credit may not be awarded based on APA guidelines. For the psychologists’ records, certificates of attendance are provided at the completion of the course.

Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists (LCSW, LMFT, ASW, IMF, LEP, LPCC, PCCI)

The Newport Psychoanalytic Institute is a continuing education provider that has been approved by the American Psychological Association, a California Board of Behavioral Sciences recognized approval agency.